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Xiaoai Zhao

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Xiaoai Zhao

Office Location

  • Brady Memorial Laboratory
    310 Cedar Street
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Comparative Medicine

    310 Cedar Street, Brady Memorial Laboratory

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Xiaoai Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine, and Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism. She completed her medical training in Nanjing China before moving to the United States. She joined John Sedivy's lab at Brown University for her graduate degree, where she studied molecular pathways of organismal aging in mouse model of longevity. She then completed her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Anne Brunet at Stanford University. In her postdoctoral work, she investigated the functional consequences of complex lipidome changes during neural stem cell aging. Dr. Zhao joined the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in January 2024. Research in her lab focuses on the functional investigation of lipid biology in aging and age-related diseases.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Stanford University (2023)
  • PhD
    Brown University, Pathobiology (2015)
  • MD
    Nanjing Medical University, Medicine (2008)

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